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The Black and White

The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

The Black and White

The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

The Black and White

The UFC is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion that hosts multiple fighting events year-round, such as their UFC Fight Night cards and their UFC pay-per-view (PPV) cards, garnering millions of views and thousands of PPV buys.

The rising popularity of UFC with Gen Z

By Stefano Ninassi May 15, 2024

With various forms of entertainment coming out every year, new generations can continue to step into the latest media and sports attractions the world has to offer. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)...

Landon School hosts 70th annual Azalea Festival

Landon School hosts 70th annual Azalea Festival

By Lauren Perrin May 15, 2024

Bustling crowds roam around the lawn, stopping to enjoy numerous events, ranging from carnival rides to live music. Visitors stop inside a tent to view racks of colorful clothes, jewelry and purses sold...

Tipping has evolved into a societal norm rather than a way of showing appreciation for a person’s uniquely exceptional work.

The evolution of tipping culture

By Camilla Fan May 13, 2024

A bell chimes as a customer enters their local Starbucks, eager to order their favorite drink. The cashier takes the order and then points to a bright screen presenting an array of tipping options. The...

Republicans and Democrats in the Whitman community will vote in the primary races for U.S. president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Circuit Court judge and Montgomery County Board of Education.

A guide to the May 14th Primary Elections

By Benjamin Levy May 9, 2024

On May 14, hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2024 primary elections. Republicans and Democrats in the Whitman community will vote in the primary...

2k24 Talent Show: A Concert Experience

2k24 Talent Show: A Concert Experience

By Maria Garcia-Musalem May 2, 2024

Electric guitar riffs tremble through the auditorium as vibrant flickering lights illuminate a vandalized set and fog rolls onto the stage. Students, parents and community members wait in their seats,...

The Save Ukraine team and the five teenagers they rescued from Russia speak at the National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance in Washington, D.C..

“Russia not only destroys our houses, but also our families”: A Q&A with Ukraine’s abducted children

During the 21st century, geopolitical conflicts between Russia and Ukraine have dominated the international stage, rising sharply in 2014 following land disputes over the territory of Crimea. In February...

Republicans and Democrats in the Whitman community will vote in the primary races for U.S. president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Circuit Court judge and Montgomery County Board of Education.

Q&A with the 2024-25 SMOB candidates

By Griffin Haber April 8, 2024

On Apr. 17, roughly 88,000 eligible middle and high school students across MCPS will head to the polls to elect the 47th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). The SMOB — the only student permitted...

Montgomery County Recreation has organized “Project Prom Dress” for the last three years, working to eliminate financial barriers and make prom an achievable reality for all.

Project Prom Dress: Montgomery County Recreation Center works to eliminate financial barriers at prom

By Celia Noya April 8, 2024

Students stream into the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center expecting the usual setup but instead find the space filled with carts containing dresses and suits and tables displaying glittering...

Maryland Congressional candidate Ashwani Jain with former President Barack Obama.

Q&A with Congressional candidate Ashwani Jain

By Nikhita Dass April 2, 2024

Ashwani Jain is a Congressional candidate running for Maryland’s 6th district in the 2024 U.S. primary election, which will take place on May 14. Jain has experience working in the Obama/Biden administration,...

As the “Got Milk?” campaign wrapped up in the 2010s, the dairy industry sought new marketing techniques to reach their new audience: Generation Z. This younger generation, however, wasn’t purchasing milk like previous ones.

The “not milk” generation: How Gen Z prompted milk’s rebrand

By Colette Yehl March 27, 2024

In a 1993 commercial, a frenzied historian devours his peanut butter sandwich as his telephone rings. It’s a radio station calling in to ask if he knows the answer to their $10,000 question. He eagerly...

The market’s vendors sell anything from produce, meats and baked goods to flowers, homemade jewelry and paintings.

A piece of our history: A look into the Montgomery Farm Women’s Co-operative Market

By Sonia Weliwitigoda March 26, 2024

In the thick of the Great Depression, Montgomery County farmers struggled due to a drop in farm prices and a heavy drought. Amid this economic downturn, 19 female farmers came together with an idea: a...

⁤Unlike traditional basketball leagues, OTE started with the support of fans rather than the athletes on the court. ⁤⁤

Overtime Elite: A new wave of professional basketball

By Aidan Farber March 21, 2024

In the ever-changing landscape of professional sports, an innovative sports league has emerged, setting a new standard for the development and promotion of young basketball talent. Overtime Elite (OTE)...

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